Ray Miller-Still

Dana Powers congratulates a Sumner swimmer during a swim meet.

Life lessons learned from swimming

“What I teach my kids is, you don’t use the word can’t. Ever,” Dana Powers said, the Sumner High swim coach and Bonney Lake police chief. She emphasized her words by hitting the side of her hand on the tabletop.

Dana Powers congratulates a Sumner swimmer during a swim meet.
A diagram of the future 204 Ave East and SR 410 intersection

Council approves traffic light

The Bonney Lake City Council amended the Washington State University Forest agreement during the Sept. 16 workshop to allow a traffic light at the future intersection of 204 Avenue East and state Route 410. The amendment passed 4-3.

A diagram of the future 204 Ave East and SR 410 intersection
Moana Kokame leading seniors in a hawaiian dance.

Luau gets seniors swinging

Seniors swung, spun and did the hula to live music during their annual luau at the Bonney Lake senior center last Thursday.

Moana Kokame leading seniors in a hawaiian dance.
Slade Zumhofe

SLIDESHOW | Beautify Bonney Lake 2014

Check out Beautify Bonney Lake volunteers as they worked on various projects around the city.

Slade Zumhofe

City Council to discuss, vote on SR 410 traffic light

A proposed amendment to the Washington State University Forest development agreement was tabled by the Bonney Lake City Council for discussion and action during the workshop on Sept. 16.

Commission presents marijuana zoning options

The Bonney Lake Planning Commission presented to the City Council three options for regulating the marijuana industry in Bonney Lake during the Sept. 9 City Council meeting.

Hexicopter over Lake Tapps

Richard Gillette operates his homemade hexicopter to take aerial footage for retailers looking to show off an area.

Pierce County burn ban still in effect

East Pierce Fire and Rescue put out a brush fire alongside state Route 167 near the 8th Street East interchange on Sunday afternoon.

Bonney Lake transit service will continue

The Sound Transit Board voted Aug. 28 to purchase the Bonney Lake Park and Ride from Pierce Transit.

Dan Roach on a hospital bed after breaking his right collarbone and three ribs in a bike crash.

Helmet saves Pierce County Councilman Dan Roach after bicycle accident

Pierce County Councilman Dan Roach learned first hand that wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle can save lives – it saved his.

Dan Roach on a hospital bed after breaking his right collarbone and three ribs in a bike crash.
Goldie Woehrle (right) and Jessica Nevin (left)

Flying through old age, Goldie style | Senior Living

To celebrate her 93rd birthday, Goldie Woehrle will do something a little unusual – she’s going skydiving.

Goldie Woehrle (right) and Jessica Nevin (left)
Ona Smith being helped off the Care Van by driver Nancy Nibarger

Plateau resources for senior citizens

This week is National Assisted Living Week, an annual celebration of activities and events featured by the National Center for Assisted Living.National Assisted Living Week started in 1995 to show senior citizens that their community cares for them.

Ona Smith being helped off the Care Van by driver Nancy Nibarger
Jeff and Lorrie Williamson holding newborn alpaca Ruger with mother close by.

National Alpaca Farm Days on the Plateau

National Alpaca Farm Days will be coming to the Plateau Sept. 27 and 28. Farms that are hosting free open houses for the weekend include Liberty Alpacas in Maple Valley, Polaris Alpacas in Tacoma, and Stellar Alpacas in Spanaway.

Jeff and Lorrie Williamson holding newborn alpaca Ruger with mother close by.
Neil Johnson

Mayor celebrates third year as cancer free

Bonney Lake Mayor Neil Johnson recently celebrated his third cancer-free year by having a barbecue at his house on Aug. 17. He invited close friends, family, some nurses from his time in the hospital and the woman who helped save his life.

Neil Johnson

Cuts may affect food bank

The 2014 Agricultural Act, also known as the Farm Bill, cut more than $8 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Sumner upgrades approved by Sound Transit

The Sound Transit Board of Directors unanimously decided to improve pedestrian access and car parking at the Sounder train stations in Sumner and Puyallup.

Conner House was recently elected Student Body President at Gonzaga University.

Sumner grad elected Student Body President for Zags

Conner House, a Sumner High School alum, was elected Student Body President at Gonzaga University last spring.

Conner House was recently elected Student Body President at Gonzaga University.
An example of the eight-inch-tall sign

Lake locator program helps first responders

The new Lake Tapps incident locator program had its first successful test last month – and it wasn’t a test run.

An example of the eight-inch-tall sign

Mayor announced ‘Senior Citizen Day’ Thursday

National Senior Citizens day began in 1988 when former President Ronald Reagan made an official proclamation for the observational holiday.

Near fatal crash Saturday near Mount Rainier park entrance

A head-on car collision on the Carbon River Forest Reserve Road near the entrance to Mount Rainier State Park resulted in one driver being pinned under his vehicle.